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Morocco Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA)

Information for U.S. Exporters is available through the Department of Commerce at: http://www.export.gov/FTA/index.asp

The Morocco Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) went into effect on January 1, 2006.  Under the agreement most Moroccan goods enter the United States duty free and virtually all will enter free by the time it is fully implemented on January 1, 2023. The Morocco FTA does NOT provide a merchandise processing fee (MPF) exemption. To learn more about how to claim preference on these goods, select the following:

This document provides the most relevant information in HTSUS General Notes 27 and 19 CFR Subpart M.

Data Elements for the Morocco FTA Certificate of Origin - Attachment A

This certification can be used by Moroccan producers and exporters, and US importers, when attesting that their goods meet the requirements of the Morocco FTA.

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) - Morocco FTA General Notes 27

General note, including the General Rules of Origin, Definitions, Value (including Regional Value Content and De Minimis), Sets, Packing and Packaging Materials, Indirect Materials, Recordkeeping and the all-important Product Specific Rules of Origin

NOTE: On the USITC link, select the “General Notes; General rules of Interpretation; General Statistical Notes,” link, followed by “General Notes 27”.

Morocco FTA Quotas

The following Morocco FTA goods may be subject to a reduced tariff rate quota (TRQ): beef; dairy; dried onions; dried garlic; peanuts; tomato paste, puree and sauce; tobacco; cotton; fabric and apparel. Click here for an overview of quota. Go to the Commodity Graph Report for current fill levels.  Go to the TPL Threshold to Fill List to see almost closed and closed quotas.

Reconciliation

The Reconciliation Prototype is unavailable for post-importation Morocco FTA claims because they are not administered under 19 USC 1520(d) but as Post Entry Amendments (PEAs), Post Summary Corrections (PSCs) or Protests (19 USC 1514, 19 CFR 174).

Additional Resources and Regulations:

Last modified: 
November 13, 2018